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Apple and Samsung’s Teamwork
Apple and Samsung’s Teamwork
The complexity of making modern smartphones, including the iPhone, is often overlooked, with many consumers unaware of the teamwork and reliance on external suppliers that goes into producing them. Samsung, Apple's biggest rival, supplies most of the OLED displays for iPhones, while Qualcomm supplies the modems and Sony makes the camera sensors. While companies like Apple have developed their own chips to give their devices an edge, it's not practical for them to make every component themselves. The article also discusses SAP's sale of its 70% stake in Qualtrics to private equity firm Silver Lake for $12.4 billion, which represents a decent bump for shareholders but is not a great outcome for those who bought in at the 2018 IPO price of $30.
Navan’s Turbulent Ride Toward an IPO
Ariel Cohen, the CEO of Navan, formerly known as TripActions, celebrated the company's rebrand with employees last month, wearing purple pajamas, and drinking champagne at 9 am. Navan is planning an IPO for later this year, and the rebrand is considered a critical step on the road to this listing. The company is trying to grow despite stock-market headwinds and economic challenges, with tensions rising among management and staff, often due to Cohen's management style. However, the company's rise and market share in the travel industry have impressed Silicon Valley investors.
Why is Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare?
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven the adoption of telemedicine in healthcare. With the emphasis on no-contact solutions, people have realized the importance of telemedicine, leading to the market's value increasing from $71.97 billion in 2022 to an estimated $244.21 billion by 2032. Benefits of telemedicine include easy access to healthcare, instant medical assistance, IoT and patient monitoring, electronic health records (EHR), better pediatric care, improved chronic care, and better mental care. As a result, the World Health Organization and various governments and health insurance companies support and promote the adoption of telemedicine services.
It Looks Like The PS5 Shortage Is Finally Over
New market data from the UK suggests that the PS5 shortage may be over, as PS5 console sales have spiked 316% in February 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, with hardware sales up 180% over the first two months of 2022. In comparison, Xbox Series X and S sales are up 21% in February compared to January and 15% compared to February 2022, while Nintendo Switch sales have declined 15% in February 2023 compared to last February. Despite the impressive console sales, accessory sales have contracted, and Sony's premium controller, the DualSense Edge, has fallen behind Microsoft's premium controllers in sales.
iPhone 15 Rumors Suggest Major Feature Differences From iPhone 14 Pro
According to a leak, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will likely not have the ProMotion technology and always-on display features of the iPhone 14 Pro. The Dynamic Island feature will be included in the standard iPhone 15 but will stick with a traditional 60Hz display panel. The iPhone 15 is also rumored to have the iPhone 14 Pro's 48MP camera. However, the iPhone 15 Pro, Pro Max, and Ultra will have more high-end features, such as an A17 Bionic chip, a titanium frame, and a periscope camera. The standard iPhone is falling behind its Android counterparts, which are more affordable and feature-rich. TechRadar will continue to cover the latest news, rumors, and leaks about the iPhone 15.
Wix Enables iPhone Users To Collect Debit Card Payments
Wix has partnered with Stripe to allow US-based Wix merchants to use Tap to Pay on iPhone. This enables Wix Payments merchants to accept in-person payments from physical debit and credit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets using an iPhone without the need for additional hardware. The fee for this service is 2.6% of the transaction amount plus a $0.20 processing fee per transaction. The feature is available to Wix Payments merchants on compatible devices using the e-commerce, bookings and events solutions.